Happy Friday, y'all!
I spent my afternoon finishing up some designs. I'm having a helluva time finishing pieces and being satisfied with the finished product. When is a piece finished? When do you stop tweaking? When will I ever be happy to leave things alone?
I'm already rethinking the spoons I finished last week. After wearing a few of the spoons this week, I discovered some of the pieces and parts need to be finessed. Flipping charms, things that won't hang right, clunky design.... GAH! Back to the drawing board, I guess.
So, there's all that design/construction frustration... I was, however, able to finish another couple of necklaces and these are at least (for now) constructed well and hang beautifully.
First up is Greta Gear. I repaired the resin on this sonofabitch *four* times - nothing whatsoever wrong with the resin itself, just its user. The first time a piece of Polka hair fell into the pour and hardened. Next, a bubble inclusion I neglected to see. Next, something fell into the resin at the too critical time where the resin has set up and there's no more elasticity. Fourth time, YAY!
The reason I stuck it out with this one is I loved Miss Greta Garbo with gears coming out of her head. It calls back to my days as an art student and I loved the composition. Here's the final product. That little propeller actually spins! I love her.
The other finished piece is another metal flower necklace. I used what has become one of my favorite color combos: shades of orange, lime green and aqua blue paired with rosy copper metal. Definitely a statement necklace that will turn heads!
I'm off to sketch now. I watched a BBC show hosted by Peter Capaldi about Scottish portraiture and he sketched the art. He sketched... do you know what that does to a fan girl to see Peter Capaldi and those beautiful hands sketching? Hmmmm...maybe I'll sketch a portrait of Peter Capaldi... two birds, etc.